This was our second visit to the historical Laurel Lodge. Our first visit was much different - since it was a few years ago and in the month of August. During that visit we adored sitting on the expansive back porch taking in the peace & train whistles. My husband I agreed that we would have to return during the winter time. This time we visited as a family right after the New Years holiday. This was a much different visit. This time we could enjoy the inside of the Laurel Lodge more . . . the fireplaces and common rooms. It started snowing the minute we arrived and snowed for the next 24 hours. We made the (smart) decision to walk down into Harpers Ferry that first night for dinner and left our car parked at the B&B.
Chris and Ed do an outstanding job! The Laurel Lodge is comfortable, extremely clean, large bedrooms with luxurious bed linens. Their breakfasts are beyond artistic and yummy. They even graciously honored our daughters request for gluten free choices - on very short notice - since we booked two days before our arrival.
My husband and I travel to a lot of B&B's. One thing to keep in mind if you are a B&B traveler, you are, most times, staying at the owners' home. I always try to remember and note this fact when we are checking out . . . thanking the owners for letting us stay in "their" home.
Yes, you will hear the train whistle from the valley below. But that is part of the charm of Harpers Ferry. If you are going to Harpers Ferry in the winter, be advised that many of the stores/eateries run on their own schedule. In other words they may be open, they may not. But since we were looking for a few days to reconnect as a family, sitting around playing games in front of the fire was right up our alley. Be sure to check out the AT Headquarters. Even with the extreme cold, we walked down into HF, did a short walk on the AT, and checked out the Headquarters.
Spring, Summer, Fall, or winter you can't go wrong with the Laurel Lodge at Harpers Ferry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the history and scenic beauty of Harpers Ferry from this charming B&B. The stone Craftsman bungalow is a short stroll from Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. Explore the natural wonders of our area by hiking the Appalachian Trail, biking the C&O Canal or floating down the Shenandoah or Potomac river. Or, simply relax on our wrap-around porch overlooking the Potomac River gorge. ... more less